Longest Sushi Roll in the World Is Missing One Important Ingredient


giant sushiWho wants sushi? Because I've found a giant sushi roll long enough to feed probably everyone who is online at the moment. It's a full mile-and-a-half long and made from 1.5 tons of rice, 500 kg of cucumbers, 14 thousand pieces of seaweed, and 25 kg of sesame. And you'll never guess where it was made -- in Russia!

Yup, a mall called META has broken the Guinness World Record for longest sushi. I like to tell people I can almost eat my weight in sushi, but after seeing this I'm starting to think I've finally seen enough my limit. That roll is impressive, and yet, I have questions. Many, many questions.

First of all, no fish?!? Does this really even qualify as sushi if it's just cucumber? That doesn't even make it a California roll. Throw in some sour cream and vodka shots and what you really have there is a vegetarian Baltic snack. It's still impressive, I guess, but I'd be way more impressed if it actually contained fish.

Secondly, how many people did it take? Because in the video (below) I just see about 4 guys rolling and a couple others doing some sort of assembly-line work with the other ingredients. Apparently it took them 15 hours! Wow, tired little sushi-rolling fingers. Obviously they're experts so they've got this rolling thing down, but still -- you're rolling and you're making the whole thing stick together! That takes some mad skill.

And finally, by the time you get finished making the whole thing, isn't the "first" end of the sushi roll kind of dried out? Who ate that? Because it looks like there's a whole mall full of people standing in line for some samples. Were there any leftovers? It's funny, but all of a sudden I'm not in the mood for sushi anymore.

Would you want to try a sample of this giant sushi roll?


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Melis... Melissa042807

"Sushi" is techinically the rolls like the one in your article, and may or may not include fish (though I always think it should LOL). The fish itself is referred to as "sashimi" when it's served by itself or by another name I don't know how to spell when it's served on top of a rectangle of sticky rice. But we Americans tend to lump it all together under the heading of "sushi". Which makes the Japanese laugh at us. 

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

It's a cucumber roll, one of the most basic rolls featured on the menu of practically every sushi joint in the US.

nonmember avatar kay

Well said Melissa, I have to explain this to people all the time.

frysh... fryshannon34

I've never tried sushi

Ari. Ari.

Sushi does not mean fish, neither does sashimi.

Sushi is a seaweed paper rolled with vinegared rice and a choice of other ingredients.

Sashimi is sliced raw meat, could be beef, could be salmon, etc...

slw123 slw123

It's sushi if it's wrapped in seaweed paper.

nonmember avatar Calvin

First of all, do some research on Japanese cuisine before making your own judgement on whether this is sushi or not. Have you ever heard of "kappa?" Go Google that and educate yourself before posting next time.

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